Thursday, July 23, 2015

One Snack Away From Chaos

It's nearly 9. The toddler is teething--3 of those 2 year molars at once.  I gave her Advil for the first time ever about 20 minutes ago, and now I'm panicking that her stomach was empty when she took it.  She is singing and massaging my face with her foot.  With a deep sigh, I sit up in her bed and turn on the lamp.

"Come on. I'm afraid your tummy was empty when you took that medicine. We better get you a small snack, okay?"

Her eyes light up as she slowly nods. The nod gets faster as a grin spreads across her face. She looks like Nancy Pelosi as she discovers a saucy love letter from Bin Laden in Hillary Clinton's high school yearbook.

It's a whole new world.  I gulp as she licks her lips.